Good morning and hope you had a nice weekend. Everyday at the Charmer is a weekend since we’re retired.. With Valentine’s approaching later this week I enjoyed pulling together several vignettes. One area to decorate with a Valentine vignettes is the china hutch.
I couldn’t bring myself to remove the pink trees and like them in the vignette. A vintage lace round doily served as a base. One of my favorite vintage platters was added, Johnson Brothers, with a gorgeous pink floral pattern. In front are two new red transferware dishes found thrifting last week, J.W. Wilkinson, England.
Pink roses, a bit of lace were added. I love the vase the roses are in and have several times thought about pulling the roses out to use to be able to use the vase at other times. When thrifting always be on the lookout for colored hard back books to use in your vignettes.
Another favorite of mine, a pink rose picture, a very old one, in a plate holder. The holder is good for more than just dishes.
Such a pretty vintage rose picture.
Another vintage linen was added to the middle shelf and a few of my rose pattern dishes. At a barn sale last year I scored an 8 piece setting of the rose pattern platter for $12. The dishes are vintage and marked on the back, Hallmark Canonsburg Dinnerware Warranted 22 KT Gold.
Since I haven’t heard of Hallmark before I did a search on the interest and found a listing on ebay….check it out…they want $229.00. Oh my! Now I’ll be nervous about handling them!
Vintage Arthur Wood Teapot, Dorset. Another pretty vintage rose teapot. Not having heard of Arthur Wood before either did some more research. I love researching the history of the treasures I’m lucky to care for until they are become someone else’s treasures.
The origins of the Wood family in Stoke-on-Trent go back over 250 years to the famous Master Potters, Ralph and Enoch Wood who were comtemporaries of Josiah Wedgwood and whose ware is highly-prized and much sought-after to this day.
The present company was founded in 1884. Under the family’s management the firm expanded considerably and products were successfully developed to appeal to all tastes, especially teapot sets, following the company’s tradition of offering well-designed, quality earthernware products at affordable prices.
Adding a bit of lace and a pink heart will always make the vignette look more romantic.
The Hallmark set included a sugar & creamer and gravy bowl. I’ve never been a big pink girl before but find myself using it more and more!
The bottom shelf started with a white lace placemat and the Love sign was kept from the winter vignette. The heart placed in front replaces the O was made using a Laura Ashley blouse found at GW. If you’d like to see how the hearts were made click here.
In front is thrift store red transferware plate with another bunch of pink roses.
My precious Royal Albert Tea Pot found at an estate sale, spent more than I should of, but still less than from an a on-line store.
The pattern is Old Country Roses…
Another great garage sale find is this adorable vintage tea rack with cups & saucers. She only wanted $8 and I just couldn’t pass it up. Can’t remember seeing a set with its own metal rack before. Looking at the photo I realized I forgot to drop the red ball of yarn in the background into the cup…oh well…
Dont’ ya just love pink, roses and vintage dishes!